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Will McGahn’s No-Show Tip Dems Towards Impeachment?

Democrats are very angry that former White House Counsel Don McGahn, at President Trump’s instruction, defied a subpoena Tuesday for his testimony. But what they intend to do about it is not yet clear. McGahn’s no-show may prove to be an inflection point in pushing Democrats towards an impeachment process for Trump. But so far, there is still a major division among the caucus — and even among those on the House Judiciary Committee — over whether to move forward with impeachment proceedings, w...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Georgia, House, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Donald Trump, Committee, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Pelosi, Steve Cohen, House Judiciary Committee, Jamie Raskin


ABA on the ethical obligations of prosecutors in misdemeanor cases

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Today I came across a headline that I assumed at first glance was an Onion article or some other type of satire. It had to be. The ABA Journal headline stated something that I’ve always assumed was simply a given: “Prosecutors must maintain ethical conduct during misdemeanor plea deals, ABA ethics opinion says.” Note that what the headline failed to mention was the the opinion addressed prosecutors...
Tags: New York, Law, Ethics, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Criminal Law, Nicole Black, ABA Standing Committee


Michael Cohen House Testimony Transcripts Released

Two transcripts of Michael Cohen's appearances before the House Intelligence Committee, previously under seal, were released today. Here is Adam Schiff's statement on why the Committee voted to release them. Cohen’s February and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, House Intelligence Committee, Committee, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Adam Schiff


May averts Tory mutiny by agreeing to set her exit date after Brexit bill vote

1922 Committee agrees to let PM wait until after vote on withdrawal agreement bill in early JuneFollow the day’s political developments – liveTheresa May has been given a three-week reprieve by mutinous Conservative MPs, but has agreed to set out her departure date from No 10 after the vote on the Brexit withdrawal agreement bill, the chair of the Tory backbench committee has said.In a statement after the 90-minute meeting with the prime minister in the House of Commons, the chair of the 1922 Co...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, United Kingdom, House Of Commons, Article 50, Committee, Brexit, 1922 Committee, Conservative Leadership, Graham Brady


White House Rejects House Obstruction Probe In Letter Blasting The Investigation

In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, the White House said it would not comply with demands from the committee for its wide-ranging probe into possible obstruction by President Trump, arguing that the committee had no authority to launch the investigation. “Unfortunately, it appears that you have already decided to press ahead with a duplicative investigation, including by issuing subpoenas, to replow the same ground the Special Counsel has already covered. I ask that you...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, House, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Committee, Obstruction, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Watergate, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Nadler, Don McGahn, Jerry Nadler


Inland Assemblyman wants to make sure every bill gets a vote in Sacramento

A recent vote on the way legislation can be tabled in Sacramento has some lawmakers crying foul. In December, the Assembly clarified its rules, allowing committee chairs to use individual discretion when deciding which bills will get hearings and which bills don’t. Previously, all bills were given at least a committee hearing date, which, in theory, gave the public a chance to comment or urge their Assembly representative to weigh in.   Since Dec. 3, just after the vote, nearly 2,000 bills have ...
Tags: California, La, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, San Diego, Department Of Justice, Committee, Dec, Weber, Assembly, Department of Motor Vehicles, Public Safety Committee


Can Congress Investigate Whether the President Has Complied with the Law?

Attention, first-year ConLaw students who haven't yet taken your final exams!:  You might want to consider how you'd answer that question.No, really.  You're no doubt wondering:  Is that a trick question?  Well, until today it would have been.  But now . . . * * * * The House Committee on Oversight and Reform recently asked Mazars USA LLP, one of Donald Trump's accountants, to provide documents and information relating to the firm’s preparation, review, and auditing of financial statements for T...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Court, United States, Donald Trump, Committee, Branding, Trump, Nixon, Charlie Savage, Elijah Cummings, House Committee, Cummings, Watkins, Mehta, Marty Lederman


Is anyone collecting and analyzing sentence reduction orders under § 3582(c)(1) since passage of the FIRST STEP Act?

As regular readers know, in prior posts I have made much of a key provision of the FIRST STEP Act which now allows federal courts to directly reduce sentences under the so-called compassionate release statutory provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1) without awaiting a motion by the Bureau of Prisons.   I see this provision is as such a big deal because I think, if applied appropriately, this provision could and should enable many hundreds (and perhaps many thousands) of federal prisoners to have t...
Tags: Law, US, Tennessee, Doj, Committee, Westlaw, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, US Sentencing Commission, US Bureau of Prisons, Judiciary of the Senate, Judiciary of the House of Representatives


Letter from Washington – Taxes, blends, RINs, Jobs and “The Year of the Tree”

It’s springtime in Washington DC, the cherry blossoms have given way to the first of the seasonal humidity passing east from the Chesapeake and it will inflict its brand of the doldrums on the capital   city by summer time, whthe en the nation at last loses its ability to shut out the din of political disagreement by focusing on the plot lines of Avengers: Endgame. In time we’ll all be forced to pay attention to the capital’s doings; consider this for now a Digested summary of the news you can...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Kentucky, America, United States, Top Stories, Washington Dc, Iowa, Wheeler, Epa, Dc, DOE, Petrobras, ABFA, IRFA, Committee


Robert Mueller will testify 'at some point' before House committee – live

Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler says special counsel will appear, with goal of shedding light on the Trump-Russia investigationSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.22pm BST Three Democrats of the House Judiciary Committee, including chairman Jerrold Nadler, introduced the No President is Above the Law Act, which would pause the statute of limitation — or the maximum amount of time a person can be prosecuted after committing a crime — for any federal offenses while a perso...
Tags: US, US news, US politics, House, States, Bill, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Committee, House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, Robert Mueller, Nadler, Trump Administration, Trump Russia


United States: CFIUS Developments: Notable Cases And Key Trends - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS" or the "Committee") kicked into high gear this spring with a number of notable cases and developments.
Tags: News, United States, Committee, Committee on Foreign Investment, Gibson Dunn, United States CFIUS


Nadler threatens to hold McGahn in contempt if he does not testify to Congress

"I fully expect that the Committee will hold Mr. McGahn in contempt if he fails to appear before the Committee," Nadler wrote in a letter.
Tags: News, Congress, Committee, Nadler, McGahn


The Democrats Go To War Against William Barr

Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee voted on a “resolution recommending that the House of Representatives find William P. Barr, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on the Judiciary.” This vote comes after Barr’s contentious appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, and his skipping of scheduled testimony for the House Judiciary the next day. The contempt charge is in respons...
Tags: News, Congress, Eric Holder, House Of Representatives, William, Committee, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, U S Department of Justice, House Judiciary Committee, Barr, House Judiciary, William Barr


Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed by Congressional committee in Russia probe

Donald Trump Jr was subpoenaed on Wednesday to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian election meddling, US media reported. It was the first known legal summons issued by Congress to a member of the president's family to force testimony in the ongoing investigation, and comes after special counsel Robert Mueller declined to accuse Mr Trump's 2016 campaign of criminal conspiracy to collude with the Russians. The surprise subpoena was issued by a...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, White House, Russia, US, Hillary Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Julian Assange, Senate Intelligence Committee, Wall Street Journal, Committee, Clinton, Trump, Trump Tower, Congressional


House intelligence committee subpoenas Barr for Mueller documents – live

Adam Schiff’s office seeks ‘all counterintelligence and foreign intelligence materials’ and unredacted report by 15 MaySign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.10am BST The great Sabrina Siddiqui has the full rundown on the House vote to hold attorney general William Barr in contempt. Give it a read here: Related: House Democrats vote to hold attorney general Barr in contempt of Congress 12.08am BST Committee chair Adam Schiff subpoenaed attorney general William Barr f...
Tags: Congress, Russia, US, US news, US politics, House, US Congress, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Executive Branch, Committee, Department, Adam Schiff, Mueller


Nadler Warns That The US Government Is Now In A ‘Constitutional Crisis’

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NJ) said Wednesday that the full House will move “rapidly” towards holding Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt, warning that the U.S. government has entered a “constitutional crisis.” Nadler made the remarks after his committee voted in favor of recommending Barr be held in contempt for refusing to produce the unredacted report of special counsel Robert Mueller and its underlying materials, which the committee had subpoenaed. “We’ve talked...
Tags: News, US, United States, House, Dc, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Committee, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Department, House Judiciary Committee, Contempt, Barr, Robert Mueller, Nadler


Analysis: Committee just voted Barr in contempt of Congress. Which means basically nothing.

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for his refusal to turn over the full, unredacted report regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election produced by special counsel Robert Mueller.
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William Barr: Trump attorney general held in contempt over handling of Mueller report – live

House judiciary committee approves resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of CongressSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.31pm BST Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee approved a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.“No person—and certainly not the top law enforcement officer in the country—can be permitted to flout the will of Congress and to defy a valid subpoena,” said Committee chairman Jerry Nadler, a Demo...
Tags: New York, Congress, Senate, Russia, US, US news, US politics, House, US Congress, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Committee, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Donald Trump Jr


House Judiciary Recommends Barr Be Held In Contempt Over Mueller Report

By a 24-16 vote, the House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to recommend holding Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for his refusal to turn over to Congress an unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and its underlying materials. President Trump asserted executive privilege Wednesday over the documents, which the Committee had sought via subpoena. The vote escalated the ongoing standoff between Congress and the Trump administration over House Democrats’ e...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Eric Holder, White House, Russia, Fbi, Democrats, House, Dc, Justice Department, Collins, Committee, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Department


May buys time with hints at new withdrawal bill vote and exit date

PM agrees to meet 1922 Committee next week, amid pressure to reveal her departure dateTheresa May has bought herself another week’s grace as prime minister, hinting she will bring the EU withdrawal bill to parliament before the European elections and promising to meet a powerful backbench committee who have demanded that she set out her timetable for stepping down.After a fortnight of furious demands by Tory MPs that she give a firm date for her departure, Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922...
Tags: Politics, Eu, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Tory, Committee, Brexit, 1922 Committee, Graham Brady


Trump Asserts Executive Privilege over Mueller Report as House Prepares to Hold Barr in Contempt

President Trump on Wednesday asserted executive privilege over the unredacted Mueller report, just moments before the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance a contempt resolution against Attorney General William Barr due to his refusal to turn over the full report.Citing Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler's “blatant abuse of power,” the White House said the president “has no other option than to make a protective assertion of executive privilege.”The contempt resolution passed the...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Georgia, House, Collins, Committee, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, Doug Collins, Judiciary Committee, Nadler, Jerry Nadler, William Barr


Trump invokes ‘privilege,’ aims to block release of full Mueller report

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON — The White House is invoking executive privilege, reserving the right to block the full release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia probe, escalating President Donald Trump’s battle with Congress. The administration’s decision was announced just as the House Judiciary Committee was gaveling in to consider holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress over failure to release the report. Committee Chairman Jer...
Tags: New York, Justice, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump


Bridging the Gap: Nordiq Canada’s Female Coach Mentorship Program

It is no secret that the lineup of coaches, wax techs, and support staff in high level cross country skiing is predominantly male; while the percentage of female coaches and support staff varies by country, it is far from 50-50 across the board. The degree to which nations are addressing this disparity also varies. Allison McArdle is a high performance coach for Alberta World Cup Academy and is the chair of Nordiq Canada’s Women’s Committee. (Photo: Alberta World Cup Academy) On March 20th...
Tags: Australia, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Community, Gender Equality, Alberta, Committee, Canmore, McArdle, Pierre Harvey, Emily Nishikawa, Dahria Beatty, Katie McMahon, Ramsau Austria, Alberta World Cup Academy


Trump administration moves to block Congress' legal bids to access full Mueller report

Donald Trump’s administration has threatened to use his executive privilege to block Democrats’ attempts to access the full, unredacted Mueller report.If opposition politicians pushed ahead with a planned vote to hold William Barr in contempt of Congress, the Justice Department (DoJ) warned, the attorney general would be "compelled to request that the president invoke executive privilege with respect to the materials" Democrats want to see.Mr Barr has been resisting a subpoena issued by the Demo...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, New York Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Committee, Trump, Oval Office, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, Nadler, Stephen Boyd, Donald McGahn


Justice Department asks White House to invoke executive privilege over Mueller report

Multiple reporters tweeted late Tuesday night the Department of Justice is asking the Trump White House to invoke executive privilege over the entire report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, along with all underlying evidence. It's a new defensive move as the House Judiciary Committee prepares a contempt vote against Attorney General Bill Barr. DOJ says in the letter, “In the face of the Committee's threatened contempt vote the Attorney General will be compelled to request that the President ...
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DOJ to Ask White House to Invoke Privilege Over Entire Mueller Report

Alex Wong/GettyThe House Judiciary Committee still plans to hold a markup session Wednesday morning to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for ignoring a subpoena to release to members the full, unredacted Mueller report, according to a senior Democratic aide.The Department of Justice plans to ask the White House to invoke privilege over the report if the committee moves forward with the markup session, that aide said.The news comes after staffers with the department and the committee me...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, House, Judiciary, Department Of Justice, Doj, Committee, Trump, Department, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, Alex Wong, Jerry Nadler


Report: Trump tax printouts show over $1bn in business losses over a decade – as it happened

New York Times reports from 1985 to 1994 the president lost so much money he was able to avoid paying income taxes for eight of the 10 yearsSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.16am BST What a way to end the day. 1.03am BST “The Committee will have no choice but to resort to contempt proceedings to ensure that it has access to the information it requires to fulfill its constitutionally mandated duties.”The Judiciary news isn't done yet -- @RepJerryNadler threatens to h...
Tags: White House, US, World news, US news, Democrats, New York Times, Donald Trump, Committee, Trump, Robert Mueller, Don McGahn


Nadler threatens to hold McGahn in contempt if he does not testify to Congress

"I fully expect that the Committee will hold Mr. McGahn in contempt if he fails to appear before the Committee," Nadler wrote in a letter.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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UK must help world's poorest countries tackle climate change

The government must help the poorest countries tackle climate change or UK aid will be rendered useless, MPs have warned. A report by the International Development Select Committee described climate change as not just one of a number of issues UK aid should focus on but as the “the single biggest threat to stability and wellbeing in some of the world’s most vulnerable nations”. The UK has committed to spending £1.76billion on the issue in 2020-21, an increase on previous years, but the governmen...
Tags: UK, Science, Committee, Rory Stewart, Stephen Twigg, ActionAid UK, International Development Committee, Cyclone Idai, International Development Select Committee


In Rare Bipartisan Move, Reps. Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes Threaten to Subpoena DOJ for Mueller Files

Aaron P. Bernstein/ReutersThe House Intelligence Committee’s Democratic chairman and Republican ranking member are threatening to hit the Justice Department with a rare bipartisan subpoena if the department doesn’t hand over testimony and briefing materials produced by Special Counsel Robert Mueller during the Russia investigation.In a letter dated April 25, Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) wrote to Attorney General Bill Barr, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenste...
Tags: News, Russia, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Republican, Donald Trump, Justice Department, The Daily Beast, Committee, Adam Schiff, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Christopher Wray, Schiff, Devin Nunes, Nunes